HBRAMA Hot Topics


Victory for NAHB Regarding the CDC Eviction Moratorium

On March 10, NAHB won a key legal decision when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) exceeded the authority Congress had granted it.


Climate Bill Becomes Law, State to Adopt Net-Zero Energy Code

On March 28, Governor Baker signed into law Senate Bill No. 9, An Act creating the next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, as Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2021.


Save the Date!

Join your fellow members at the 2021 Annual Installation and Awards Banquet at the Pinehills Golf Club.


Builders: Consider Adding An Escalation Clause In Contracts To Address Lumber Price Increase

Given the dramatic increase in softwood lumber prices, builders should consider adding an escalation clause to contracts in order to address unexpected price increases in building materials.


Housing Choices Bill Become Law, Most Important Housing Law in Decades

Three years of advocacy by Governor Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito, Housing and Economic Secretary Kennealy, and lobbying by the HBRAMA, the governor has finally signed the House Bill No. 5250.


School Costs Rejected as Basis for Denial of Special Permits

These surprising decisions could establish an important legal precedent that would aid in the development of housing for families.

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